Islamic Calligraphy Masterclass

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  • Full Price: £185.00 Member: £185.00 Other concessions available

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Practise writing the Arabic alphabet and learn the methods and materials used by calligraphers

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Course dates: Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 March 10.30 – 16.30

An introduction to the practice, methods and materials used by calligraphers in the Islamic calligraphy tradition. Practise writing the Arabic alphabet and explore the proportional systems that underlie the letters. Discover the age-old master-apprenticeship system that continues today and experience the first steps a novice takes at the start of their journey in becoming a calligrapher. The course includes a curator show-and-tell giving participants the opportunity to come face to face with some of the Library’s finest examples of Islamic manuscripts.


Name: Islamic Calligraphy Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £185.00
Member: £185.00
Student: £157.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Disabled: £157.00
Senior (60+): £167.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546